August 1985 calendar

August 1985

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1985.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1985: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1985?


  • 01 Aug 1985 15.4 cm rainfall at Cheyenne, Wyoming (state record)
  • 02 Aug 1985 Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashes at Dallas-Ft Worth Airport, 137 die
  • 03 Aug 1985 Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed
  • 04 Aug 1985 Dreamgirls closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances
  • 05 Aug 1985 Establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced
  • 06 Aug 1985 19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB
  • 07 Aug 1985 Barbra Streisand records Broadway Album
  • 10 Aug 1985 Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles.
  • 11 Aug 1985 Tap Dance Kid closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 669 performances
  • 12 Aug 1985 7th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • 15 Aug 1985 Anti-apartheid lawyer Bulelani Ngcuka marries in South Africa
  • 16 Aug 1985 Madonna weds Sean Penn on her 27th birthday
  • 17 Aug 1985 1,400 meatpackers walk off the job at a Geo A Hormel and Co plant
  • 18 Aug 1985 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins MasterCard International Pro-Am Golf Tourn
  • 20 Aug 1985 Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian / Egyptian gas workers
  • 21 Aug 1985 New York Lotto pays $41 million to three winner (#s are 14-17-22-23-30-47)
  • 22 Aug 1985 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
  • 23 Aug 1985 South African attorney / UDF leader Dulah Omar arrested
  • 24 Aug 1985 STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather
  • 25 Aug 1985 Met Dwight Goodin becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
  • 26 Aug 1985 French government claims no knowledge of assault on Rainbow Warrior
  • 27 Aug 1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I) - Discovery 6 - launched.
  • 29 Aug 1985 Atlantis moves to launch pad for 51-J mission
  • 31 Aug 1985 Prakas sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Illinois

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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After Hours

After Hours

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong

Country: United States of America

Desert Hearts

Desert Hearts

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Donna Deitch

Starring: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers



Release year: 1985

Directed by: Fina Torres

Starring: Doris Wells, Daniela Silverio, Rafael Briceño, Mirtha Borges


Which were the most popular books released in August 1985?
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If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes


Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic


Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Family Album by Danielle Steel

Family Album


Through forty years—from Hollywood's golden days in World War II to the present—Faye Price would create first a career as a legendary actress, then a family, and

At Mother'S Request by Jonathan Coleman

At Mother'S Request


Signed and dated by author on half title page.

The Lover by Marguerite Duras

The Lover


An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France’s Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its